Telecommunications: slow but profitable growth

Telecommunications form an integral part of the economic infrastructure. Strict licensing standards and high capital requirements result in considerable barriers to entry. Despite slow growth, many of the major telecommunication companies (see AT&T box this page) have strong cash flow, attractive p/e’s and rising dividends… Read More

Motorola looks northward for growth

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. $105 (New York symbol MSI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 161.3 million; Market cap: $16.9 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.7; Dividend yield: 2.0%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.motorolasolutions. com) makes specialized communications equipment such as radios for police and fire… Read More

Motorola Solutions faces a new risk

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. $80 (New York symbol MSI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 166.1 million; Market cap: $13.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.2; Dividend yield: 2.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.motorolasolutions.com) makes radios for police and fire vehicles. It split from cellphone maker… Read More

U.K. acquisition spurs dividend hike

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. $80 (New York symbol MSI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 166.0 million; Market cap: $13.3 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.3; Dividend yield: 2.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.motorolasolutions.com) paid $1.0 billion for Airwave in February 2016. That firm provides two-way… Read More

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. $67

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS INC. $67 (New York symbol MSI; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 174.6 million; Market cap: $11.7 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.1; Dividend yield: 2.4%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.motorolasolutions.com) split from cellphone maker Motorola in 2011. This firm makes radios for… Read More